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miniature

much smaller in size than normal animals of the species, but with normal proportions. Animals born prematurely are miniatures but show evidence of prematurity in their haircoat, unerupted teeth and immature hooves. A nonviable form of miniaturism in calves with these characteristics is thought to be inherited. See also dwarfism.

miniature dog breeds
several dog breeds or varieties which are specified as miniatures, usually in contrast to a larger variety with similar characteristics except for size. They include the Miniature schnauzer, Miniature bull terrier, Miniature poodle, Miniature dachshund and miniature pinscher.
miniature endplate potentials
the steady release of acetylcholine from the nerve terminal, which results in subthreshold responses.
miniature pig
see miniature pig.
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Each eats about 1 pound of feed per day, compared with 2 to 3 pounds for miniature pigs and 5 pounds for farm pigs.
Genetic characteristics of inbred Wuzhishan miniature pigs, a native Chinese breed.
In its original form, the regulations would have allowed residents on most urban-sized lots to keep up to six chickens, six rabbits, two pygmy goats, one miniature pig up to 150 pounds, plus up to two beehives.
The aim of this study was to investigate PERV insertional variations in different pig breeds using 11 selected PERV loci from Korean native pig (KNP) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) miniature pig bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) libraries.
Rory's parents run a children's animal farm and Jet the dog, Lulu the cockatoo and miniature pig Hamlet all join practice sessions.
Kathie Ward said her "Clair" is an outlaw pig, and said she would be reluctant to go through the costly and time-consuming procedure to get a variance to keep her 15-pound miniature pig on her small lot in Reseda.
Resurrection of an alpha-1,3-galactosyltransferase gene-targeted miniature pig by recloning using postmortem ear skin fibroblast.
A more compact import from Vietnam first introduced in the United States in the 1980s, the potbellied pig has become a favorite in the pet trade for a certain kind of owner, said Melissa Maxwell, president of the Northwest Miniature Pig Association.
A MINIATURE pig and a bearded dragon are the latest pets to be entered into our Pet Idol competition.
Regional group: Northwest Miniature Pig Association: www.

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